What is your priority today? What’s on your to-do list? If you didn’t have all that pressing in on you, how would your list change? What if you could order your list of priorities based on what you wanted to do most of all? What would it say about where your heart is?
In the Book of Jeremiah, God is grieved by the people of Israel because they have chosen to follow their stubborn hearts, worshiping what their hands have made. In that, they had forgotten the Lord. I wonder what I am worshiping that my hands have made. My career? My finances? My blog? I love Jesus with all my heart but do my actions and the way I spend my time testify to that?
My prayer today is that we commit to not letting God become an afterthought. He’s to be our forethought. That’s where He belongs, right there up front. First place. First thought. First thing. Everything else will always be there but any sense of accomplishment gained will fade with the rising of a new sun, when a whole new set of chores present themselves.
Spend a little time building something that is lasting. Make time for the Lord early in the morning, before the world inevitably shows up to turn your head or seduce your heart. Do it with prayer and bible study, even if it’s only 10 minutes. It doesn’t take much more than a sincere heart showing sincere effort to move Him. It has to be just as intentional and non- negotiable as your to-do list. Let Jesus be the foundation of your day. He is the only one that can fuel your soul with the good stuff. Watch how much smoother your ride becomes.